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Bidding Harry Potter Goodbye

I feel so great I was able to secure a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows without making a reservation yet at the same time I kind of feel sad knowing that this is going to be the final book. Harry's adventures ends on this book. As I was reading it, I have this heavy feeling and I let my eyes linger on the words quite longer.

The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane. For a second they stood quite still, wands directed at each other's chests; then, recognizing each other, they stowed their wands beneath their cloaks and started walking briskly in the same direction.

That's how the book started. The book is darker compared to the first six books but I love it. I just don’t think children should read it. Will Harry defeat his nemesis Lord Voldemort and die in the process? I still have to find out. I’m restraining myself from reading the Epilogue.

Another thing that made me emotional was JK. Rowling’s dedication. It goes like this:

The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzee, to Di, to Anne, and to YOU, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.

I was so moved with her dedication. Or maybe I just feel sad knowing that it was JK's way of saying goodbye and expressing her gratitude to those who really stick with Harry.

There are so many wonderful and childish memories that I held while hanging out with Harry. I started reading it when I was still in high school when it was introduced to us by Ace and since then you'll find us talking nonstop about Harry and what will happen on the next book. Believe me, we even suspected Dumbledore to be an enemy. In between classes or during breaks we would go to the staircase and play a game with Ace acting the quiz master. It's a race going to the top. Whoever answers correctly will have to take a step higher. The questions vary from the name of the spells, books, professors, and believe me, even candies mentioned in the book. We don't have a price to the winner but we enjoyed it nevertheless. Remembering these details, makes me feel excited to meet my friends later to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Yes, I haven't watched it though some of my college friends were asking me to go with them last week, I said no. Well, it's not that I don't want to go with them, it's just I'm used to being with my high school friends when I watch a Potter film.
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bellatrix Kills Ron!

My eyes hurt and I was almost done with the supposed-harry-potter-book-seven when I received an email from a friend. I guess it's her way of saying that the pdf that I got from another friend, which I also sent her, fooled me. The email was a spoiler. It contains chapter titles and some even got a summary. The pictures below are just some of the images attached in the email.

And here's the complete list of chapters:

I. Dark Lord Ascending

  • another first chapter that is not Harry’s point of view
  • very dark
  • first death
  • Bellatrix and Voldemort interact
II. In Memoriam

  • back to Harry’s point of view
  • Dumbledore’s past
  • Rita Skeeter appears here. Apparently, Harry is not pleased.

III. The Dursleys Departing

  • The Dursley’s leave Privet Drive

IV. The Seven Potters

  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione are reunited
  • Death Eater attack
  • another death
  • very intense

V. Fallen Warrior

  • another death
  • one person loses a body part
  • scenes afterwards set in the Burrow
  • tells what happened with Ollivander

VI. The Ghoul in Pajamas

  • general plan discussion all around
  • Hermione is scary (lol)

VII. The Will of Albus Dumbledore

  • Harry’s birthday! Ron gives him a funny gift.
  • Minister of Magic is back
  • Lupin is acting off

VIII. The Wedding

  • Weasley relatives, Luna’s father, and Krum all make ppearances
  • Krum argues with Luna’s father over the symbol
  • Dumbledore’s past again, which is not pleasant
  • Kingsley makes an appearance with some bad news.

IX. A Place to Hide

  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave the Burrow, and run into Death Eaters
  • Hermione gets hit on by drunkards
  • They go to Grimmauld Place

X. Kreacher’s Tale

  • Harry finds a letter from his mother saying disturbing things about Dumbledore
  • R.A.B. is Sirius’s brother (everyone knew that, lol)
  • lots of complex stuff on Horcruxes

XI. The Bribe

  • setting is Grimmauld Place
  • Harry has sent Kreacher on an errand
  • Kreacher seems to be getting friendlier
  • Lupin is still acting off, and states something extremely surprising (off in an easily irritated, jumpy way. We’ve also been told that Lupin/Tonks shippers will be over the moon, so, perhaps Tonks is pregnant?)
  • Trio find out who has the locket, and they are shocked.

XII. Magic is Might

  • Trio plan to get the locket from the ministry

XIII. The Muggle-born Registration Commission

  • Umbridge
  • persecution

XIV. The Thief

  • Trio leave Grimmauld Place and Kreacher
  • Trio stays in the woods.
  • Harry sees through mind-link that Voldemort is not in the country, and is looking for a stolen object that has something to do with wands.

XV. The Goblin’s Revenge

  • Ron does something weird.

XVI. Godric’s Hollow
XVII. Bathilda’s Secret

  • Someone named Bathilda wrote the History of Magic book. IDK if this has anything to do with anything, but still, might be worth noting.

XVIII. The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore
XIX. The Silver Doe

  • Hermione is sleeping. Harry sees a Patronus and follows it. It leads him to a thing Dumbledore has left him. He is reunited with Ron. The entire scene with the destruction of the Horcrux and display of Ron’s insecurities happens.

XX. Xenophilius Lovegood

  • The Tale of the Three Brothers
  • “The Tale of Three Brothers” is a wizard children’s story. The story involves three objects called the Deathly Hallows. Three brothers, three objects, AKA the Deathly Hallows.
  • Trio goes to see Luna’s dad
  • He tells them a wizarding fairy story about three objects
  • They are called the Deathly Hallow

XXI. The Deathly Hallows

  • Harry follows lead of DH story instead of Horcrux stuff
  • He becomes stupidly obsessed over it, kind of like how he was over Malfoy in HBP
  • Makes a huge mistake and gets the trio “captured”

XXII. Malfoy Manor

  • A couple of people have died, one important
  • Someone else is being kept in the manor
  • Someone else dies
  • The trio is tortured for info
  • Dobby helps them escape
  • Another someone else dies

XXIII. The Wandmaker
XXIV. Shell Cottage
XXV. Gringotts
XXVI. The Final Hiding Place
XXVII. The Missing Mirror
XXVIII. The Lost Diadem
XXIX. The Sacking of Severus Snape
XXX. The Battle of Hogwarts
XXXI. The Elder Wand
XXXII. The Prince’s Tale
XXXIII.The Forest Again
XXXIV. King’s Cross
XXXV.The Flaw in the Plan

*** The email originated from a Smart Communications' employee and was forwarded to me by a friend.
Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

NOTE: This post contains spoilers!

I’m not the type of person who would take a peek at the back of the book just to find out the ending without reading the whole thing but I’m so curious and thrilled with the Harry Potter’s last book I was tempted to go to the last page and here’s what I’ve read:

You have been warned, so please don't read if you don't want to know anything about the end of the series.
... seen him in the area on the day of his parents’ mysterious deaths. The source tells this reporter that the strangest thing about the case is the expression of terror on both victims’ faces. The source claimed it was as if they’d been frightened to death…

But after reading it, my curiosity got even bigger and bigger and I was again tempted to sneak a quick look at the previous page. Do you want to know what I’ve found out? I know you will hate me if I disclose it so I will not discuss it any further but they’re not Hermione and Ron as my friends have guessed.

There are so many interesting details in the book. Did you know that Dudley is a wizard? That explains why he was able to see the dementors when he and Harry were attacked in Little Whinging back in book five. So yeah, “Ickle Diddykins” is a wizard that is why Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon were so nice to him and treat him really special, maybe to avoid him getting mad…but it is also possible that Dudley is casting a spell on his parents to buy him lots of presents.

I like Ron and Hermione’s love story. It’s really kind of complicated but at the same time cute (I couldn’t find the right word to describe it :-).). Ginny is annoying. She now wears a push up bra just to get Harry’s attention. Also, I hate the way Harry is obsessed with her.

Snape. I don't know if he's an ally or what. We know that he killed Dumbledore but in book seven it was mentioned that the former headmaster still trust him even after death and he left something for Snape. This is really thrilling. I can't wait to finish reading the book.

About the horcruxes, there are seven and the seventh one is…The answer lies on Harry's forehead.

Okay, I’ll end it here. I don’t want to spoil it even further. :-)


Sunday, July 15, 2007